The final trailer has been released for director Stephen Merchant's wrestling biopic Fighting with My Family. Starring Florence Pugh as real-life WWE entertainer Paige, the movie tells the true story of one woman's rise to international wrestling stardom while juggling the the relationships in her own family. When Paige and her brother Zak (Jack Lowden) receive the call to try out for WWE, both are ecstatic. Unfortunately for the family, only Paige gets a contract offer from the company, and she is forced to leave her brother behind. On her own, Paige brings honor to her family of wrestlers by becoming one of the most popular women's division wrestlers in the company's history. In addition to executive producing, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appears as himself in the movie. He has a very prominent role, as he was a big part of Paige's success in real life. Some other notable names are featured in the cast list as well, including Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Paige's mother Julia "Sweet … [Read more...] about Final Fighting with My Family Trailer Goes the Distance with WWE Superstar Paige
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click to enlarge Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Jimmy Uso and wife Naomi. Wrestler Jimmy Uso (real name Jonathan Solofa Fatu) allegedly attempted to go toe-to-toe with Detroit police on Thursday, before being arrested for disorderly conduct. The WWE superstar and SmackDown champion was arrested Thursday night following a traffic stop during which the 33-year-old wrestler allegedly removed his shirt and jacket and positioned himself in a fighting stance toward the police. According to TMZ, Uso and his wife, fellow WWE performer, Naomi (real name Trinity Fatu), were pulled over while in downtown Detroit after she was seen driving down a one-way street in the wrong direction. The police asked Naomi to step out of the car as the vehicle was alleged to smell of alcohol — she complied. That’s when Uso, who was instructed to stay put, reportedly emerged from the car, removed his shirt and jacket, and stepped up to the officer who then threatened to … [Read more...] about Shirtless WWE wrestler arrested in Detroit during traffic stop
As befitting a spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson is keeping it in the family. The actor dropped another Hobbs and Shaw image debuting the first look at WWE wrestler and Johnson’s cousin Roman Reigns as the brother of Johnson’s Luke Hobbs. Hobbs and Shaw Image: Roman Reigns After posting a testosterone-fueled image of himself embracing his Samoan roots, Dwayne Johnson shared a new picture from the Hobbs and Shaw set revealing another family tie. Professional wrestler Joe Anoa’i, who goes by the name Roman Reigns, will be starring alongside Johnson as his brother. Roman Reigns hails from the Anoa’i family, an American Samoan family of professional wrestlers of which Johnson is an honorary member, which makes the two of them cousins. So it’s fitting that Johnson has tapped family to play family. Or as Vin Diesel would say it, “family.” [clinks Corona.] Johnson wrote in the caption for the … [Read more...] about First Look: Pro Wrestler Roman Reigns Joins ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ as The Rock’s Brother
Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Comedienne Joan Rivers shown with Hulk Hogan in 1985. (AP Photo) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Cyndi Lauper with Hulk Hogan on Feb. 26, 1985. (AP Photo) Muhammad Ali, left, Liberace, center, and Hulk Hogan get together at Madison Square Garden in preparation for their upcoming wrestling event, March 29, 1985, in New York. Ali will be guest referee and Liberace time keeper when Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, of A-Team fame, are pitted against Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul (Mr. Wonderful) Orndorff. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler) Wrestler Hulk Hogan prepares to slam "Rowdy" Roddy Piper down on the mat during "WrestleMania," a wrestling extravaganza at New York's Madison Square Garden, March 31, 1985. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine) Rock singer Cyndi Lauper, left, speaks to reporters at the Rainbow Grill in New York … [Read more...] about Hulk Hogan returns to the WWE ring … but why now?
6 minutes ago WWE superstar Roman Reigns has had a lot of battles in the squared circle, but it appears one of his biggest fights has been taking place outside of the ring. Reigns broke character on Monday Night Raw and addressed the crowd by his real name, Joe, to reveal he's had leukemia for years, which wasn't known about publicly until now. The superstar's admission was coupled with news that he had to relinquish his Universal Championship belt. Watch it below. As mentioned, Roman Reigns' battles with leukemia weren't common knowledge among wrestling fans up until that point. Prior to the announcement, rumors had circulated that Reigns was physically injured and would not be participating in the upcoming Crown Jewel event. It's safe to say the announcement that viewers expected in reference to that news wasn't anything quite as serious as what Reigns actually said. The crowd reaction was far different than the usual responses Roman Reigns gets on Monday Night Raw. Reigns … [Read more...] about Watch WWE’s Roman Reigns Reveal Leukemia Diagnosis On Monday Night Raw